About PGIMER Entrance Exam 2020

The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh has released the application form of PGIMER 2020 on October 26. The competent authority has also introduced several changes for the upcoming entrance test of PGIMER. For the first time, PGIMER 2020 will be conducted in the computer-based mode on November 30, 2019. Candidates who wish to appear for the exam will have to fill the PGIMER application form 2020 till November 14. For all categories, the application fee has been increased to Rs 1500 whereas the reserved category candidates will have to pay Rs 1200. The mode of payment has been changed to Debit/Credit card or internet banking. As per the new changes, the exam will be held in 13 test cities located across India. Earlier the exam was conducted only in Chandigarh. Registered candidates will be issued the PGIMER 2020 admit card in the third week of November.

Defying tradition of releasing the result within 24 hours of examination, the result of PGIMER 2020 will be declared by December 6. The process of admission is based on merit and according to the ranks obtained by the candidates in the entrance examination. Candidates who will qualify the entrance test will be invited to participate in the offline counselling of PGIMER 2020 which will commence on December 20, 2019. 

Admission to PGIMER is done through two sessions - January and July. A total of 207 seats will be filled across 20 departments in the disciplines of Master of Surgery (MS) and Doctor of Medicine (MD) through PGIMER 2020. As PGIMER is recognized as one of the distinguished medical institutions of India, the MD and MS programmes of PGIMER Chandigarh has a residency-cum-training programme which is covered in a span of three years.

Exam level: National Level Exam
Frequency: 2 times a year
Languages English
Conducting Body: PGIMER Chandigarh
Duration 3 Hours

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PGIMER Entrance Exam Jan 2020 Important Dates

Upcoming Dates and Events

26 Oct, 2019 - 14 Nov, 2019

Application - Fee Payment | Mode: Online Ongoing

26 Oct, 2019 - 14 Nov, 2019

Application | Mode: Online Ongoing

20 Nov, 2019 - 30 Nov, 2019 (Tentative)

Admit Card | Mode: Online

30 Nov, 2019

Exam | Mode: Online

06 Dec, 2019

Result | Mode: Online

20 Dec, 2019

Counselling - Round 1 - Start Date | Mode: Offline

10 Jan, 2020

Counselling - Round 2 - Start Date | Mode: Offline

18 Jan, 2020

Counselling - Round 3 - Start Date | Mode: Offline

24 Jan, 2020

Counselling - Round 4 - Start Date | Mode: Offline

Past Dates and Events

25 Oct, 2019

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Candidates must check the PGIMER 2020 eligibility criteria and ensure that they meet the required terms before applying for the examination. The eligibility criteria of PGIMER 2020 is listed below. 

  • Candidates are required to possess a degree in MBBS from an institution that is recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI).
  • Candidates applying to PGIMER 2020 must possess a registration certificate issued by the State Medical Council (SMC) or Medical Registration Council. 
  • All aspirants must complete the rotatory internship of one year before the date assigned for each session by PGIMER 2020.

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

Aspirants seeking admission to PGIMER must fill in the PGIMER application form 2020 in order to be able to appear in the entrance examination. The PGIMER 2020 application form has been released in the online mode on October 26, 2019. The last date to fill the application form of PGIMER 2020 is November 14. The steps to fill in the application form of PGIMER 2020 are mentioned below.

  • Candidates need to click on the 'Apply Now' button on the official website of PGIMER 2020 post which they will be required to enter all the details as asked and verify the details by clicking on the 'Continue' button. 
  • Candidates must ensure that all the details entered are correct and then click on the 'Submit' button. This signifies the end of the registration process after which a User ID and Password will be sent to candidates' registered email ID and mobile numbers.
  • It is mandatory to note down the User ID and Password as it will be required for future logins. Using these details candidates must log in to their application form of PGFIMER 2020 and fill in the remaining details. 
  • Scanned images of photograph, signature, MBBS degree or provisional certificate, certificate showing internship completion and category certificate (if applicable) are to be uploaded in the next step. The images should be in the required format and size as specified.
  • After completing the process of filling in the PGIMER 2020 application form, candidates are required to pay the application fee. The fee for PGIMER application form 2020 can be paid either through SBI e-challan or through SBI i-collect (for candidates with SBI bank accounts).
  • The details of the fee payment have to be uploaded in the application form and then submitted online. Candidates must also take a print out copy of the submitted PGIMER 2020 application form as it will be required at the time of counselling.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General, OBC Online Female, Male, Transgender ₹ 1500
SC, ST Online Female, Male, Transgender ₹ 1200

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PGIMER Entrance Exam 2020 Syllabus

Applied Anatomy
Applied Biochemistry
Immunogenetics and Molecular Biology
Applied Physiology
Forensic medicine
Social and preventive medicine
Internal Medicine
Obstetrics and gynecology
General surgery

The PGIMER 2020 exam pattern is provided below. Candidates appearing for the entrance examination can go through the exam pattern of PGIMER 2020. 

Examination mediumEnglish
Mode of ExaminationComputer-based mode (Online)
Question TypeMultiple Choice/Single Best Response
Number of Questions250
Scheme of marksCorrect Answer: Positive Marks, Incorrect Answer: Negative marks, Unanswered Question: No marks

PGIMER, Chandigarh, will release the admit card of PGIMER 2020 tentatively in the third week of November, in online mode. Candidates who will fulfil the requisite eligibility criteria and fill in the application form will be issued PGIMER 2020 admit card. The admit card of PGIMER will include the candidates' personal details, roll number, and details of the exam centre. All the eligible candidates who will be issued PGIMER 2020 admit card must compulsorily carry the same to the examination hall along with a valid proof of identity.

PGIMER Entrance Exam 2020 Exam Centers

State City
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Odisha Bhubaneshwar
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Karnataka Bengaluru
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Delhi New Delhi
Assam Guwahati
Telangana Hyderabad
Punjab Jalandhar
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
West Bengal Kolkata
Maharashtra Mumbai
Kerala Thiruvananthapuram

Documents Required at Exam

  • PGIMER 2020 admit card
  • A valid photo identity proof

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PGIMER 2020 result will be declared by PGIMER, Chandigarh, in online mode by December 6, 2019. Defying the PGIMER norms, the result for PGIMER 2020 will be released a week after the entrance exam. PGIMER result will include the names of the qualifying candidates, category, percentile scores, overall rank and category rank. After the declaration of result, the authority will also release the scorecard which can be downloaded through the login credentials. Candidates who will secure the minimum qualifying cut off will be included in the rank list.

The minimum qualifying percentile that candidates need to secure in order to be rendered as qualified in the entrance examination is the PGIMER cutoff 2020. PGIMER, Chandigarh has set the PGIMER 2020 cutoff category-wise. Candidates meeting the required cutoff of PGIMER 2020 according to their category will be included in the merit list of qualified candidates. The PGIMER cutoff 2020 for various categories can be checked below. 

CategoryCutoff (Percentile)
SC/ST/OBC/OPH/Rural Areas50
Bhutanese Nationals45

Mode of Counselling: Offline

PGIMER 2020 counselling will be conducted in four rounds - first, second, third and fourth. Candidates included in the PGIMER merit list will be called for various rounds of PGIMER counselling 2020. The candidates will be called for the first round of PGIMER 2020 counselling according to their merit rank. The second and third round of counselling for PGIMER 2020 will be, however, open to all candidates securing the required minimum qualifying percentile. PGIMER 2020 counselling will be conducted in the offline mode. All the candidates will have to report to the designated venue in order to participate in the counselling of PGIMER 2020. The admission thorough counselling for PGIMER 2020 will be subject to the availability of seats and the candidates fulfilling the required terms of eligibility.

PGIMER Entrance Exam 2020 Counselling Centers

State City
Chandigarh Chandigarh

Documents Required at Counselling

  • Copy of PGIMER application form with a recent passport sized photograph
  • PGIMER 2020 admit card
  • A valid proof of identity (photo ID)
  • Class 10 certificate as proof of date of birth
  • Certificate of qualification Class 10 onwards
  • MBBS mark sheets and certificates
  • Registration certificate from MCI
  • Certificate showing completion of internship
  • Category certificate (SC/ST/PwD), as applicable
  • Aadhar card (for selected candidates)

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Questions related to PGIMER Entrance Exam

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it is applicable for those who are recently passed there graduation and who having no experience????

Komal Dayanand Gardi 7th Nov, 2019

Hello, please mention your question properly because you have not mentioned about for which you want to apply.



what is that total marks mentioned on the application form

Apoorva Student Expert 30th Oct, 2019
Hello dear student,
I will be happy to help you but I didn't get your question. What do you exactly wanted to ask kindly reframe your question and we are happy to help. I would not like to give you the wrong information so kindly ask again so that I can help you with your difficulty.
Best wishes

eligibility to apply for pgimer

Rehan Alam Student Expert 30th Oct, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

Following is the general eligibility for PGIMER.

  • Education Qualification: In order to pursue the MD/MS program in PGIMER, Chandigarh must possess a valid MBBS degree from a University/Institute recognised by the Medical Council of India.

  • Internship: Candidates must have completed a one-year rotatory internship by December 31, 2019, for the January session.

  • Registration Certificate: Each candidate applying for PGIMER must have a permanent/provisional registration certificate issued by the Medical Council of India.

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In The eligibilty criteria , its written who will complete compulsory one year internship by december 2020, but in the application form 2020 cant be clicked.

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 28th Oct, 2019

Dear Megha, for you to be eligible for PGIMER 2020, you should be completing your 1 year mandatory rotational internship by December 31st, 2019 and it is not December 2020. This exam is for January 2020 session which means that the internship should be completed by December 31st, 2019 and not December 31st 2020.


I accidentally uploaded signature photograph in the place of left thumb impression photograph and wish to correct it?? Please guide me for the same.

Shagufa Zareen Student Expert 10th Nov, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

Now you can't do any correction as after successfull submission no changes can be made so if you have concering about this you must tel this query to the respective authority via email or call. They will guide you.

Good luck

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